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Free Baby Boxes For Expecting Parents in Austin

Have you read BBC's famous article Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Cardboard Boxes? If not, here's a brief summary: 
For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the government. The maternity package contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, baby bathing products, as well as diapers, bedding, and a small mattress. The cardboard box itself serves as baby's first bed and doubles as a crib. 

Did you know that all expectant and new parents with infants 3 months of age or younger in Texas are eligible to receive a free Baby Box? Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on November 6, 2017

4th Annual Austin Birth Awards

The Austin Birth Awards recognizes birth professionals in the Greater Austin area who go above and beyond to provide quality care for the women of Austin. With 60 incredible awards categories, including Best Birth Center, Best Hospital to Deliver Your Baby, Best Lactation Consultant, Best Nutritionist, Best Childbirth Prep Class, Best Birth Doula, Best Infant Consignment Store, LGBTQ Resource, Best Prenatal Photographer, Best New Dad Resource and much more. Nominate and vote for your favorites now.

By Birgit Sund on August 1, 2017

MommyCon Austin 2017 - Parenting Conference For Parents And Parents-to-be

MommyCon is a nationwide parenting conference series with the goal of educating parents about the emotional and physical benefits of natural birthing, breastfeeding and babywearing. MommyCon travels to roughly ten events per year, creating and nurturing a community of like-minded parents and parents-to-be. And luckily, Austin's on their list!

Read on for details about the event and enter to win a pair of passes for you and a friend.

By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2017

The Big Baby Bash - A Fun Free Event For New And Expecting Parents

Are you expecting or recently had a baby? Come join us Saturday, May 6th for The Big Baby Bash!

The Big Baby Bash is a free and informative expo for planning, prenatal to preschool parents. Don’t miss out on testing the latest gear, learning from local Austin experts, meeting other new and soon-to-be parents in your area, and going home with the latest products on the market.

Highlights for parents & parents-to-be include 3 free seminars, goodie bag giveaways to the first 100 people and a spin on the raffle prize wheel where you could win a car seat, stroller & tons of other wonderful prizes! Read on for details.

By Birgit Sund on April 28, 2017

Don't Know What to Tell Your Kids? - Let Siri Do the Talk


Are you familiar with never ending questions from your kids incl. questions you can’t, don’t know how to, don’t want to, or are just not ready to answer yet? Are you tired of repeating yourself over and over again? Have you had it when your kids talk back to you? Can’t think of anything appropriate or clever to say?

No worries: Let Siri do the talk!

By Birgit Sund on November 15, 2016